BUSINESS OF THE MONTH: BetaBfit
Updated from Kanabec Times article in March of 2016
Toni Fulton, CPT, is a Master Fitness Trainer and the owner of BetaBFit Personal Training and Consulting, with in Princeton. The business’s purpose is summed up in its name: “Betta Be Fit!”
“My tagline is ‘Practical Fitness for our Unpractical Lives’ Toni said. “I help my clients build healthy lifestyles, with a personal and personalized approach. I find out what they do in their days, the things they love to do, and what they’ll use their new-found fitness for. I want them to be fit enough to do those things, now and in the future. Everybody walks a different path; I just take what they do, and help them build fitness into it.”
“I’m hearing from people that are not aware of what a fitness trainer does. I work with regular people who want to have practical fitness in their unpractical lives. That’s my biggest challenge as a trainer. I’m not trying to get people to be fit like me … I want them to be fit like them.”
Toni’s background in training and sales/marketing are put to good use with BetaBFit. “I first went to school for marketing and sales, planning to climb the corporate ladder. But a corporate job was not me; I’m way more hands-on. I’ve always enjoyed staying fit so took a job managing a Nordic Track kiosk in Duluth, and I got really good at it. I found I was giving away fitness advice, and already was helping a lot of people, so I got my ACE personal training certification.”
“I started offering in-home training, then club training, while working other jobs. I did that for many years; but after getting laid off from a management job in St. Cloud, I decided to go full-time and haven’t looked back. I then decided to expand my classes, so I got certified in Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba and several certifications in Silver Sneakers. Recently and have been approved to offer Silver and Fit discounts for classes and personal training.”
Toni’s next steps were to find locations in which to see clients.
“I started seeing clients in Mora, and then expanded to Princeton where I started out renting then finally was able to purchase my own building in Princeton. I remodeled the building that was a bakery and then a custom meat shop. I has been a huge undertaking but I do not regret it. I love how Princeton has welcomed me.
My clients were very happy to have me in a private location. Because of this I’ve been able to expand my client base and offer group training, nutrition coaching classes, and more.”
What sets BetaBFit apart from other training options are her results and her experience. “We’re a private training location, unique in the area. (Princeton and Mora) And my expertise as a master trainer is second to none; that comes with experience. I show people that if what they’ve done before isn’t working, we can come together and work out a better plan. We’re a team; we’re in this together. My success depends on their success. I work with each client, building them a unique plan for fitness and nutrition, and then hold them accountable during our one-on-one sessions.”
BetaBFit offers flexible training sessions for people who may not have a lot of time. “Most people who come to me are at the point where they’re not listening to excuses from themselves anymore. Toni said. “They’re ready to put this in somebody else’s hands. I can show them how they have the time in their days to achieve practical fitness.”
It’s all about having somebody in your corner. I find out what a client’s needs are, and go from there. We do a little bit more today than we did last week. On their own, clients may not see that what they’re doing is making a difference but together we can make changes that last a lifetime!
BetaBFit Personal Training and Consulting closed the Mora location due to the a Covid pandemic but is still located at 518 First Street in Princeton, Call Toni Fulton at 612-390-0765, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.Visit her website, betabfit.com, and find her on Facebook/Betabfit.
Article was edited from original
Kanabec County Times,
Originally run March 3, 2016
Written by Scott McKinney